Postgame Quotes - Cincinnati at Notre Dame

Feb. 5, 2010

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Notre Dame Men’s Basketball

Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati

February 4, 2010

Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center • Notre Dame, Ind.


Cincinnati Head Coach Mick Cronin


On team’s rebounding …

“The tough thing about it is that when we did stop [Notre Dame] we didn’t rebound. Tonight they had 32 [missed shots] and 14 offensive rebounds.  Almost 50 percent of their misses they rebounded, and that’s the game.  You get confused about Notre Dame’s offense, and trust me, if they didn’t get those offensive rebounds we’re right there.  I have four big guys that played for a total of 69 minutes and they collectively got three offensive rebounds off of 34 misses.”




On Notre Dame’s strong offense…

“They are a very good offensive team.  They play four guys that shoot well.   So an offensive rebound for them is basically about double the amount than a regular team, because they are so potent offensively.  With their ability to pass the ball, shoot the ball and spread you out, combined with the player of the year in the league, Harangody, having to guard them two times in a possession is just bad.”



Yancy Gates • Sophomore • Forward

On the mood in the locker room…

“We could have played a little harder. We were disappointed by the way we rebounded tonight. We could have played better overall.”  


On rebounding differences from the first meeting to tonight’s game…

“They had more numbers on the glass tonight, and we were not playing as aggressive as a team.” 


On playing against Luke Harangody…

“He was at home, you know this is his gym.  We expect that from him.  He’ll make his shots in a zone and then when you put more defense on him, he will find another way.  We turned over the ball more this game than we did at home.”




Cashmere Wright • RS Freshman • Guard

On his performance…

“I couldn’t find my shot, and made mistakes that I can improve on—things that can be remedied.”


This was not an up-and-down game like before, so was there a difference in confidence?

“I still have to make open shots that I missed in this game and not turn the ball over and lose possession.”


“I don’t think it’s contagious, but you kind of get hesitant on your shots and work harder on the next game.”